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department and reduced crime as city police commissioner. the reason bealefeld is resigning. good morning i am charley crowson. we start with meteorologist lynette charles and thunder boomers woke us up last night. >> exactly. i was sleeping nicely and heard rumble of thunder. but nothing was severe. that's good news. we got rain and thunderstorms as well that we do need. now speaking of the rain, we look at maryland's most powerful radar as of now and nothing is coming down. we have all five sweeps on but don't get too comfortable because most likely we will be seeing more showers and thunderstorms popping up especially as we go into the afternoon. there is a possibility for some more renegade showers to move in this morning. but this morning, what we are dealing with is reduced visibility. we do have patchy fog once again. only one mile in baltimore and also york. five in easton and 6 in culpepper. we need the 10s in winchester
and washington this morning. so we look at your temperatures. we are quite mild. close to 60 in baltimore towson and glen bernie. but look at the rain we have picked up. almost a half an inch in towson under the thunderstorms that we saw this morning. i will talk more about that coming up. but right now let's check your time safer traffic with lauren cook. good morning. >> reporter: good morning lynette. as you mened, we are off to a foggy start so expect reduced visibility. reduce the speeds and turn on low beams as you head out. southwest corner of 95, noise and clear at the beltway. no -- nice and clear at the beltway. no problems towards the beltway or 495. as for 83, north of 695, no delays to talk about. we do have all that construction still going on as you make the push on to the jfx. one lane will be shut down in both directions at 28th street. and overnight the northbound lanes will be completely shut down as crews work to repair the drainage pipes. that's from 10 p.m. until 4 a.m. all the way through monday. so falls road is not looking
like a bad alternate. the flowermart is taking place in mount vernon today and through the weekend. charles street on the northbound lanes will be shut down between center street and reed street. that's a look at your abc time safer traffic. now back to you. back to a developing story now. a woman found shot to death- side a church and another critically injured beside her. a short time later a man was found dead in the woods nearby. sherrie johnson has the latest on the developing story. >> reporter: well, a disturbing scene in howard county. this morning, police are trying to figure out what led to the shootings of two women inside an ellicott city church. police responded to st. peters episcopal church at 5:20 thursday night after a custodian called to report he found twwomen shot inside a office. one was pronouned det at the scene and the other taken to shock trauma in critical condition. later, police found a man's body in the woods close to the church.
he was dead from what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound a gun was located near the body. they say it is likely he shot the women before shooting himself. now people who live nearby heard what was going on and they were worried for their safety. >> we were looking into the possibility there may have been someone who was at large. but at this point, we are looking into the real possibility that the victims and this person that we located in the wood were related in some way. >> reporter: police have not released the identities of the victims. officers don't have a motive for the shooting yet. they are trying to figure out why this happened. sherrie johnson, abc2 news. new details into the wrongful death lawsuit by the family of yeardley love on the two-year anniversary of the slain lacrosse player's death sharon love is suing the university. this is on the heels against the-- this is on the heels of alawsuit filed against the man who caused the death.
more on this story as it develops. later we will hear from the baltimore city police commissioner fred bealefeld about his decision to step down. he left an impact on crime city going after criminals and determined to catch the bad guy was guns according to city leaders. he says he wants to spend more time with his family. he will officially retire august 1st and coming up at 5:30, we will have more about his long career as a member of the police department. today we will honor our fallen heros who died in the line of duty. linda so is live this morning at dulaney valley memorial gardens to tell us what will be happening. linda. >> reporter: charley, it's the 27th annual fallen heros day to honor those who died in the line of duty. jack mitchel is here who runs things here. this kicks off at one this afternoon. >> yes. that's correct. that's when the ceremony will get underway. >> reporter: and i understand there's going to be a procession sm. >> yes. that's correct. there will be police officers
and firefighters from many precincts all over the state of maryland here today. >> reporter: and what is the ceremony all about. it's to recognize those who have given the ultimate sacrifice. >> exactly. most of us, when we see a police officer, the first thing we do is look at our speedometer and make sure we are not in trouble. we don't think about everyone of those police officers and firefighters who is taking a risk every day so we can be protected and safe. >> reporter: and this year, we are honoring one maryland troop here died. tell us about that. >> that's correct. he died in the line of duty in a chase basically, and he was quite a hero. there are quite a few stories that we will hear today about heroic acts he did in the line of duty. so, it's -- even though it's just one trooper today, that's stale tremendous loss. >> reporter: and you are expecting 1300 guests. the governor will be here and a special guess peeker john harbaugh. >> yes he will be the keynote
speaker and governor o'malley and lieutenant governor brown lin here. >> reporter: and this has to be -- will be here. >> reporter: and this has to mean so much for the families. officers and fire fighters who died in the past they come. >> some families come every year. they had to live with knowing their loved one and their son or daughter, husband, wife was taking that risk every day. and they received that call. >> reporter: wonderful. and the ceremony is open to the public. look for the big white tent set up here. but the ceremony starts at one this afternoon. live in timonium, linda so, abc2 news. today, the president will travel to washington lee high school in arlington virginia talking about the need to prevent interest rates on federally subsidized student loans from doubling. while at the school, he will hold a round table discussion with a group of seniors and parents and they will talk about the importance of students having a fair shot at
affordable higher education and skills they need to find the good job. if you head outside tomorrow look up into the sky and it doesn't happen too often but tomorrow night you could see the super moon. details on what that is coming up and he couldn't make the royal -- he -- wedding but how to get your hand on a slice of the wedding cake. >> strong storms moved through the area this morning. i will tell you if we will get more through the day and the weekend. details coming up. >> reporter: we are off to a foggy start but all is clear here on the beltway at liberty road. i will show you what the main lines look like coming up in the abc2 time safer traffic report. you are watching good morning maryland.
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this year's super moon is expected to arrive tomorrow at 11:35. lynette will you be awake to see it. >> i will. i didn't see the one last year so i am going to stay awake and see that one. good times ahead. but across the middle of the nation, not dealing with such good times because there's more severe weather and they have a severe weather watch in effect across the area right now. and also flooding as they have nasty storms that are brewing. but closer to home, we are not deeing dealing with any -- dealing with any type storms. weed we could see more through the later morning and going into the afternoon. we will get the heating of the case that could spark showers and thunderstorms. we are in a slight risk for storms to be on severe side but the biggest threats is hail and also gusty winds. but for this morning, stepping out door you don't need the big coat. temperatures in reisterstown right now, 60 degrees and 63 in sykesville. we are dealing with patchy fog. we have 100% humidity around
the area. charley. >> go ahead and order the second glass of wine at happy hour. there are more benefits to drinking red wine. a new study on the effects of the aging process and drinking. coming up in a bit. also, megan. >> reporter: look at this. it's a musical wall where it appears at the park that connects harbor east to the inner harbor. we will tell you more about it when we come back. having one of those days? tired. groggy. can't seem to get anything done. it makes for one, lousy day. but when you're alert and energetic... that's different. you're more with it, sharper, getting stuff done. this is why people choose 5-hour energy over 9-million times a week.
now "good morning maryland." the vast majority of maryland's doctors operating on the up and up. and no cause for a concern. but a small group are struggle with drug and alcohol abecause and -- abuse and they are doing it under the state watch wept looked at the world of addicted doctors physicians struggling with substance abuse. for some, it's a battle they face on the job with discipline records showing doctors who have done drugs in front of patients and read charts while under the influence. state runs a professional rehab program to handle the issue but not every impacted doctor is referred. and this is a very sensitiver eye -- issue. there's lot of denial say
experts. >> we don't want to believe for ament my doctor might be -- for a minute that my doctor might be drinking or be impaired when he is making decisions about my life. that's a hard thing for us to even accept. >> reporter: if you want to see our full investigation or find out more about the doctors we detailed in bad medicine we want you to check out abc2news.com/bad medicine. if you go to the website, you will be able to look up your doctor or look up physicians by name in this section or by category depending on what they have done. once you look at those descriptions, you can click on an individual doctor and get all of the court dock ooments related to the case. you will find -- documents related to the case. that's at abc2news.com/bad medicine. joce sterman, abc2 news. raise your glass more benefits to red wine. it could stop cell aging but tough drink a lot. the chemical in the skin of red grapes and other fruits prevented disease and aging. there is bad news.
it's only associated with very high levels. the amount given to mice in the stud i -- study would be like a person drinking 100 glasses of red wine every day. but a little probably doesn't hurt. time for a check of the roads and we had a long night weather wise how will it affect your commute. >> reporter: well, we are off to a foggy start so expect reduced visibility. we have our first accident of the day on kateen avenue -- caton avenue at 95. this is what it looks like on the west side. nice and clear at liberty road. no problems as you travel that outer loop from 795 down towards 95. and the harrisburg expressway going to be in great shape. a live look at york road, no delays as you make the push down towards 695. but it's going to be really foggy in this region. so be extra careful once you get on to the jfx. we have the construction that is taking place shutting down one lane in both directions at 28th street. the northbound lanes will be shut down altogether later this evening from 10 p.m. all the way through 4 a.m.
that's going to continue through monday as crews work to fix all the damaged drainpipes. so you can always use falls road as an alternate. that's a look at your abc2 time safer traffic. now over to lynette charles where we will look at the seven- day forecast. good morning. >> reporter: good morning -- >> good morning. let's talk temperatures because as you are getting dressed this morning, you are washing your face and getting in the shower, as you head out the door you can don't need the coat. leave the coat at home. 61 is what we are dealing with right now in baltimore and also easton. 59 in york. so we get you through that part. once you step out the door, oh, boy, you are going to feel it. now we are looking at dew points the measure of the moisture in the air. when you get into the 60s you feel it. it's very humid as you go out the door this morning. 62 in dc, 61 is the dew point in culpepper. so, with the temperatures close together with the dew point we have fog this morning. that's what warren -- lauren was talking about and we have reduced visibility only one mile in baltimore and also
york. 5 in easton and 6 in hagerstown and one in culpepper. take it easy on the roadways. put a lot of distance between you and that vehicle in front of you. now we did have showers and thunderstorms earlier this morning. right now, we are getting a little bit of a break from the action. if you are going northward, you are going to be running into storms. and also south and west we are looking at a complex of storms trying to dive into the west virginia area as of now moving out of kentucky. as we go into the afternoon, we have a chance for more scattered showers to pop up and possibly maybe even a renegade shower this morning as well. thunderstorm activity could be on the severe side going into the afternoon. biggest threat -- the biggest threat is hail and gusty winds. sunday a better day but temperatures will be warm coming in around 86 degrees. charley. if you are look for sunday -- look for something fun to -- looking for something fun to do this weekend, look no further than the inirharbor. megan is live with how the city is taking a park 20 a new -- to
a new level. you having too much fun for this early in the morning. >> reporter: i am. i am so impressed. it's dark out here right now which is unfortunate. there's so much to show as far as the park goes. but let's give you an idea of where we are. that's one of the things that makes the park special. you can walk to little italy or the aquarium or the dragon boats. this is the heart of downtown baltimore but you wouldn't know it because it is on an acre. there is something for every child here. probably every adult as well. there's a musical wall. so you can play the xylophone. and then if you look at the ground, there's beautiful bricks and you have hugh and hugh or knight night and there's a little something for everybody and we will show you video of what the park looks like indaylight hours. it's got a lot to offer. kid of all ages. and while looking at the video we will talk to heidi who is from the downtown baltimore
family alliance. what's the organization's connection to the park. >> sure. dbsa we worked with the water front partnership of baltimore to look for a space in downtown to have more green space and emily hiller, worked very hard to get this space here. >> reporter: it's called pierce park and we will talk about how it mirrors his vision for baltimore. we were chatting and you have children. would you bring them here and what do you think they would enjoy? >> i would bring my children here. it's great. we talked about it's near the aquarium and there's downtown features many and i think that my 3-year-old would love all the musical stuff and my 1-year- old would like walking around and being involved in it. aid beautiful space and very natural. nice to be outdoors and in the middle of the city have such nature. >> reporter: baltimore is great because there's parks for families in federal hill and
patterson park. you feel this gives an area that didn't have that availability to walk somewhere and enjoy a quiet space or where kids can play the musical wall. >> as a growing number of families init little italy and harbor east, this is gray to walk to a park nearby. it's great for the family who are visiting baltimore with the kid in the inner harbor and science center and aquarium to be able to have a picnic lunch and green space or just to be outside. >> reporter: heidi, i appreciate you coming out. hopefully the weather will be great. we want to let you know on sunday there's going to be a ribbon cutting at 2. the families ren curnlgd to come. it's -- are encouraged to come. it's open to the public. we are having fun and i will walk over to musical wall. kids can come over and take a hammer and play the xylophone. pretty cool many check back in a little bit and we will hear more about the park. there's other things i want to show you. we will send it back to you in
the studio. >> all right. look forward to that. there are a lot of creepy crawlies in one place in one chinese town. what scientist say that may have caused tiny frogs that leap on the street. rick santorum and mitt romney will be in the same room today. why the two one time rivals will get together as good morning maryland continue. what's new, now and next on this friday, may 4th. news time is 5:23. ñ[=
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>> summer like weather is on tap for today. when more seasonable weather returns to the area coming up. >> reporter: we are off to a foggy start. here's a live look at 695 at harford road. i will show you what the other lines look like coming up in my time safer traffic report. you are watching, "good morning maryland." >> reporter: topping america's money, good news on the jobs front. before the release of the april unemployment report, on thursday, another important indicator the number of people applying for jobless benefits declined again. the biggest tumble in nearly a year. when facebook goes public in two weeks the stock will be between 28 and $35 a share. putting the value at almost $-- lamb $100 billion. typically big banks buy the shares during a hot ipo but ordinary investors may have a chance to buy shares. mcdonnel's has announced they are ramping up items offered for a short time. this summer you will see two blueberry banana nut oatmeal